Sky Blue FC (8-9-2, 26 points) of the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) announced today that players from the New York Riveters of the National Women’s Hockey League (NWHL) will serve as honorary captains on Saturday when the team hosts the Boston Breakers at Yurcak Field in Piscataway, N.J.
“We are excited to welcome the New York Riveters to Yurcak Field on Saturday, and to have Riveters players as our honorary captains,” said Tony Novo, Sky Blue FC President & General Manager. “Additionally, we look forward to hosting members of the Rivs Nation Supporters Club, who will be in great hands as they meet up with our own supporters group, Cloud 9. As a team, we want to thank the New York Riveters for their support, and we very much look forward to reciprocating it at Prudential Center during the upcoming National Women’s Hockey League season.”
The Riveters are one of four founding members of the NWHL. After playing the inaugural 2015-16 NWHL season in Brooklyn, the Riveters made the move to Prudential Center in Newark ahead of its 2016-17 campaign. The puck will drop on the third season of the NWHL in October, and it will run until March, with an NWHL Twitter Game of the Week debuting this year on the league account (@NWHL).
“The NY Riveters are exceptionally honored to be able to support another local professional women’s athletic team, Sky Blue FC, in their game vs. Boston,” said Ashley “Stretch” Johnston, Riveters captain. “It’s great being able to see the momentum that female athletics has with participation and fan support growing across both hockey and soccer.”
In addition to Johnston, other Riveters players expected to be in attendance on Saturday include Miye D’Oench, Katie Fitzgerald, Alexa Gruschow and Michelle Picard.
Individual and group tickets for Saturday’s match are available now online or by calling 888-SBFC-TIX (888-723-2849). Kickoff for the match is set for 7:00 p.m., but members of Cloud 9 and Rivs Nation will be hosting a tailgate in the parking lot prior to the game.
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